When first time we told you about a Nokia phone possibly running Android OS, it sounded so unbelievable that most of you probably went like “Android Nokia? C’mon guys, be serious”. Then more and more rumors started popping up and Android Nokia slowly became not so out-of-this-world idea. And then Microsoft stepped in and took over Nokia Devices & Services business putting a huge question mark on Android Nokia project codenamed Normandy. If you thought that you might never see an Android phone made by the Finnish company, fear not. According to the latest reports, Nokia is going to announce an Android-powered smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2014 later this month.
Nokia Android Dual-SIM Smartphone
The Normandy won’t be your typical Android device, though. It looks like Nokia forked Android so the phone won’t support neither Google Play Store nor other Google apps. For example, Gmail and Maps will be replaced by apps made by Nokia and Microsoft, such as the Here map service and the Mix Radio music service. Also, Nokia will be offering its own app store where you will be able to find apps compatible with the Normandy.
The upcoming Nokia phone will be an entry-level offering with design reminding of Asha lineup. The phone is expected to sport a 4-inch WVGA display, 1 GHz Snapdragon 4 processor and 512 MB of RAM. The handset will allegedly offer dual-SIM support, 4 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD slot, 5-megapixel camera and a 1500 mAh battery. According to @evleaks, the Normandy, also referred to as Nokia X, will be available in six color options at budget-friendly price.